Profile of Alan Pelz-Sharpe
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Articles by Alan Pelz-Sharpe
posted in April 2008
Oracle announced on Monday that it is entering the archiving market with the release of "Universal Online Archive." UOA positions Oracle to compete more directly against EMC and IBM in the e-mail and messaging archive space. Only a year ago nobody was much interested in archiving, but in the past twelve months we have seen everyone from Dell to Google try to gain a foothold...
The world does seem to love an XML fight. Last week, Microsoft scored a goal by getting their OOXML standard ratified as an international standard through ISO (International Organization for Standards) - a definite point score, since there were many other parties fighting tooth and nail to prevent this happening...
So HP finally made a move into the world of ECM by acquiring Tower Software of Australia. On the surface it's an unusual match for HP, as many had expected them to buy one of the top tier players such as Interwoven, Vignette or even Open Text... Revealingly, HP does not call this an "Enterprise Content Management" deal...